Third warmest March

3 04 2012

Despite the current cold and snowy weather, March 2012 was the third warmest in records dating back to 1910 and the warmest since 1957. High pressure was in charge for most of the month giving very settled and often sunny weather. The sunniest period took place during the last two weeks when we saw temperatures soar to the low 20s. On the 27th, Aboyne in Aberdeenshire recorded a high of 23.6 ºC setting a new record for Scotland.

The settled conditions did not bring a lot of rain and overall only 38% of the UK’s average monthly rainfall for March was received. This amounted to 36.4 mm and the 5th driest March on record.

 

PROVISIONAL

max temp

min temp

mean temp

sunshine duration

precipitation

 

Mar-2012

Act

Anm (7100)

Act

Anm (7100)

Act

Anm (7100)

Act

Anm (7100)

Act

Anm (7100)

 
 

 

degC

degC

degC

degC

degC

degC

hours

%

mm

%

 
UK

12.0

3.6

3.5

1.6

7.7

2.5

156.5

161

36.4

38

 
England

12.7

3.4

3.4

1.0

8.1

2.2

175.4

171

26.5

40

 
Wales

11.9

3.3

3.8

1.3

7.9

2.4

158.8

162

31.4

26

 
Scotland

10.9

3.9

3.3

2.4

7.0

3.1

129.7

146

56.8

41

 
N Ireland

12.0

3.1

4.3

2.0

8.1

2.6

127.5

139

21.4

23

 

 


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8 04 2012
Judge Fudge (@jdey123)

It was also the 4th warmest Central England Temperature (the world’s longest temperature record). The top 10 being:-

1957
1938
1997
2012
1990
1948
1961
1750
1734

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/mly_cet_mean_sort.txt

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